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Table 4 Drawbacks of laptops and smartphones (N = 96)

From: The virtual COVID-19 classroom: surveying outcomes, individual differences, and technology use in college students

  Laptops
% of sample
Smartphones
% of sample
Faulty WiFi connection 20.8 6.3
Battery/charger issues 16.7 3.1
Notifications/distractions 15.6 39.6
Slow/can get overwhelmed 14.6
Not portable 14.6
Lack of human connection 8.3
Small screen 29.2
Academic tasks are difficult 28.1
Hard multi-tasking 13.5
Less storage 8.3
Typing difficulties 8.3
No drawbacks/none listed 13.5 5.2
  1. Responses often contained multiple drawbacks, and were thus categorized in multiple categories